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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Magazine

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) was a multi-format computer and video game magazine first published in the United Kingdom by Future Publishing and later acquired by EMAP. Launched in October 1987, roughly the same time as Ludlow-based publisher Newsfield's own multi-format magazine The Games Machine, the magazine consisted mainly of ex-Amstrad Action and Personal Computer Games staff, including launch co-editors Peter Connor and Steve Cooke. Andy Wilton, ex-AA, was brought in as Reviews Editor, while Dave Packer and Andy Smith were hired as Staff Writers. Trevor Gilham, another ex-AA member, held the position of Art Editor. Design and content was very polished and clear. The glossy magazine had a unique, professional feel very much a blueprint for Future's well-respected Edge magazine. After selling the title to EMAP, Future Publishing redeployed the original ACE staff to work on their Amiga Format and ST Format titles.rn

rnCoverage initially included Atari ST, Amiga, C64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, but also included newer machines as they were released. Although games features were the mainstay, other articles on graphics and computer music were featured. A cover cassette, and later a floppy disk, was included with the magazine featuring games demos. Regular editorial features included Interface; News, Letters, The Blitter End. The Specials; features and Gameplay; Screen Test, Arcades, Tricks 'n' Tactics, Adventures.rn

rnScreen Test was the games review section. Games were rated (out of ten) on Visual effects, Audio, IQ Factor, Fun Factor and an overall rating. Games were seen by all the reviewers and the overall rating, and was notable for scoring games out of 1000 rather than the usual percentage or mark out of ten. Also introduced was the Predicted Interest Curve graph where the game was given a line graph predicting the long term interest in the game over many months.rn

rnThe first issue of ACE was October 1987, and the final issue was April of 1992.

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Game and Gamer Magazines

TOPIC
games 55
amiga 52
atari 52
game 52
ace 50
software 49
lor 33
ace rating 28
release box 28
advanced computer 27
computer entertainment 27
computer 26
mail order 25
screen test 19
ibm 14
prices include 14
arcade 11
box atari 11
spectrum 11
tor 11
graphics 10
electronic arts 9
disks 8
dungeon master 8
player 8
credit card 7
software houses 7
ace rated 6
entry form 6
genre 6
genre arcade 6
player manager 6
price amiga 6
price atari 6
sega 6
console 5
price ibm 5
rating 5
reviews directory 5
sega megadrive 5
spectrum version 5
tennis tour 5
thai 5
arcade blast 4
imminent 4
order code 4
power supply 4
pro tennis 4
publisher 4
recommended software 4
reviewed issue 4
super famicom 4
tpi disks 4
version reviewed 4
advanced 3
amiga version 3
commodore 3
consoles consoles 3
game gear 3
genre platform 3
holder lockable 3
master system 3
midi 3
offer ace 3
screen gems 3
space quest 3
special offer 3
star ratings 3
super mario 3
tenstar pack 3
ace charts 2
ace classic 2
ace pack 2
ace pink 2
ace readers 2
ace recommended 2
arcade adventure 2
bubble bobble 2
flight sim 2
fred fish 2
full blast 2
grand prix 2
intro price 2
magnetic scrolls 2
megadrive 2
order 2
pioneer cld 2
prize crossword 2
prize puzzle 2
product guide 2
recommended retail 2
retail price 2
rik haynes 2
screen 2
sega master 2
send sae 2
software house 2
space invaders 2
special intro 2
special reserve 2
strategy game 2
stunt car 2
top game 2
top games 2
ubi soft 2
video game 2
virtual reality 2
wing commander 2
ace challenge 1
ace jobs 1
ace mail 1
ace special 1
ace stockmarket 1
ace upgrade 1
actual reality 1
air duel 1
amiga centre 1
amiga contacts 1
amstrad 1
amstrad cpc 1
answers questions 1
atari lynx 1
battlefield germany 1
best charts 1
blast publisher 1
brain games 1
bruce lee 1
buyers guide 1
car racer 1
castle master 1
chess 1
chuck rock 1
colour monitor 1
commodore amstrad 1
company counter 1
competition pro 1
computer graphics 1
consoles 1
data 1
deal direct 1
digital image 1
disk game 1
disks packed 1
entertainment 1
eugene lacey 1
falcon mission 1
famicom 1
flight simulator 1
forgotten worlds 1
game design 1
game publisher 1
gamer 1
games including 1
games machine 1
games people 1
gemini wing 1
genre strategy 1
golden axe 1
hardware guide 1
harley davidson 1
help needed 1
high quality 1
horace claghandle 1
hudson hawk 1
ibm ibm 1
image works 1
imminent atari 1
imminent spec 1
impossible mission 1
include vat 1
jobs ace 1
killing game 1
knight ore 1
laser disk 1
laser quest 1
laserdisk game 1
laserdisk player 1
late sept 1
leisure suit 1
london mail 1
machines megaclub 1
mario bros 1
maupiti island 1
microbyte 1
microprose soccer 1
mission disk 1
month subscription 1
nec 1
neo geo 1
nintendo super 1
order ace 1
order form 1
original ace 1
pack includes 1
pack wit 1
parasol stars 1
people play 1
pitch bend 1
platform publisher 1
postal orders 1
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SHOW DETAILS
Title
Date Published
Creator
ACE - Issue 16 (1989-01)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, games, software, atari, game, lor, imminent, tor, release box, advanced computer, mail...
ACE - Issue 55 (1992-04)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, player, genre, publisher, amiga, arcade, games, atari, price, genre arcade, price amiga, game...
ACE - Issue 52 (1992-01)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, player, amiga, genre, arcade, games, atari, thai, price amiga, reviews directory, price...
ACE - Issue 51 (1991-12)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, player, genre, amiga, atari, games, thai, arcade, reviews directory, price amiga, genre...
ACE - Issue 50 (1991-11)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: player, game, genre, games, publisher, ace, amiga, arcade, graphics, reviews directory, genre...
ACE - Issue 54 (1992-03)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, player, genre, publisher, amiga, arcade, games, atari, consoles, genre arcade, price amiga,...
ACE - Issue 41 (1991-02)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, atari, game, games, ibm, software, megadrive, disks, rick dangerous, power supply,...
ACE - Issue 27 (1989-12)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, game, atari, software, computer, lor, spectrum, computer entertainment, ace...
ACE - Issue 23 (1989-08)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: games, atari, amiga, ace, software, game, lor, nec, tor, advanced computer, sega, computer...
ACE - Issue 39 (1990-12)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, atari, ace, games, software, game, sega, commodore, lor, console, ace rating, mail order,...
ACE - Issue 25 (1989-10)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, atari, game, software, computer, lor, chess, amiga contacts, space invaders,...
ACE - Issue 42 (1991-03)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, atari, software, games, game, graphics, ibm, disks, ace rating, tpi disks, mario bros,...
ACE - Issue 09 (1988-06)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, software, game, amiga, games, atari, computer, spectrum, graphics, computer entertainment,...
ACE - Issue 28 (1990-01)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, game, atari, software, computer, ibm, lor, spectrum, release box, advanced...
ACE - Issue 46 (1991-07)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, game, games, amiga, software, atari, graphics, lor, player, computer, player manager,...
ACE - Issue 15 (1988-12)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, atari, ace, software, games, computer, imminent, ibm, spectrum, release box, advanced...
ACE - Issue 11 (1988-08)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, lor, atari, software, game, imminent, midi, release box, ace rating, recommended...
ACE - Issue 47 (1991-08)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, software, games, game, ibm, atari, sega, super, pioneer cld, game gear, space quest,...
ACE - Issue 21 (1989-06)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, software, atari, vat, computer, lor, ibm, commodore, order code, ace rating,...
ACE - Issue 53 (1992-02)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, genre, player, games, arcade, publisher, amiga, graphics, atari, price amiga, genre arcade,...
ACE - Issue 38 (1990-11)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, atari, game, games, sega, software, rating, disks, spectrum, ace rating, sega master,...
ACE - Issue 03 (1987-12)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, lor, games, atari, software, game, spectrum, advanced, advanced computer, screen test,...
ACE - Issue 48 (1991-09)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, games, game, ace, ibm, atari, lor, software, gamer, tor, tennis tour, pro tennis, ubi soft,...
ACE - Issue 49 (1991-10)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, game, software, games, ibm, computer, player, atari, famicom, tennis tour, pro tennis,...
ACE - Issue 14 (1988-11)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, lor, amiga, atari, game, software, computer, advanced, advanced computer, release box,...
ACE - Issue 40 (1991-01)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, atari, ace, game, software, games, sega, disks, console, ibm, tpi disks, special offer,...
ACE - Issue 22 (1989-07)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: games, ace, atari, software, amiga, game, computer, lor, graphics, computer entertainment, screen...
ACE - Issue 45 (1991-06)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: games, amiga, ace, game, software, megadrive, tor, atari, ibm, super mario, air duel, ace rating,...
ACE - Issue 01 (1987-10)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: game, spectrum, graphics, atari, software, amstrad, games, screen, ace, version tested, computer...
ACE - Issue 12 (1988-09)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, amiga, lor, software, game, computer, atari, thai, advanced computer, computer...
ACE - Issue 24 (1989-09)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, amiga, lor, software, tor, game, atari, imminent, release box, mail order, computer...
ACE - Issue 44 (1991-05)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, games, game, atari, software, scene, lor, disks, titles, tpi disks, star ratings,...
ACE - Issue 29 (1990-02)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, game, atari, lor, games, software, tor, computer, advanced computer, release box, box...
ACE - Issue 37 (1990-10)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, software, game, atari, console, disks, arcade, mail order, prices include,...
ACE - Issue 02 (1987-11)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, game, midi, software, spectrum, arcade, commodore, screen, ace rating, screen test,...
ACE - Issue 34 (1990-07)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, game, games, rating, software, atari, tor, graphics, lor, ace rating, player manager,...
ACE - Issue 08 (1988-05)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, lor, atari, amiga, games, software, computer, release box, game, thai, computer entertainment,...
ACE - Issue 32 (1990-05)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, software, amiga, game, lor, atari, computer, tor, advanced, advanced computer, computer...
ACE - Issue 30 (1990-03)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, amiga, software, lor, game, computer, tor, arcade, advanced computer, ace classic,...
ACE - Issue 06 (1988-03)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, lor, atari, software, game, computer, arcade, thai, release box, advanced computer,...
ACE - Issue 31 (1990-04)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, games, game, amiga, computer, software, atari, lor, microbyte, ace rated, computer...
ACE - Issue 13 (1988-10)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, atari, games, software, computer, vintage, lor, game, reviewed issue, ace rating,...
ACE - Issue 33 (1990-06)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, software, game, games, amiga, computer, atari, tor, entertainment, computer entertainment,...
ACE - Issue 18 (1989-03)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, atari, games, software, rating, ibm, lor, arcade, ace rating, release box, ace pack,...
ACE - Issue 35 (1990-08)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, atari, game, games, software, rating, sega, console, disks, ace rating, holder...
ACE - Issue 19 (1989-04)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, atari, ibm, software, game, games, lor, computer, order, release box, mail order, order...
ACE - Issue 04 (1988-01)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: software, atari, ace, graphics, computer, amiga, spectrum, games, game, release box, advanced...
ACE - Issue 07 (1988-04)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, lor, software, atari, game, games, computer, spectrum, release box, recommended...
ACE - Issue 43 (1991-04)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, software, atari, game, lor, data, disks, console, tpi disks, ace rating, credit...
ACE - Issue 10 (1988-07)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: software, ace, amiga, atari, games, lor, computer, midi, game, advanced computer, computer...
ACE - Issue 20 (1989-05)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, software, games, atari, lor, ibm, game, order, order code, release box, mail order, ace...
ACE - Issue 26 (1989-11)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: amiga, ace, games, game, atari, tor, software, lor, computer, release box, advanced computer, ace...
ACE - Issue 05 (1988-02)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: software, games, computer, atari, game, amiga, ace, lor, computer entertainment, release box,...
ACE - Issue 17 (1989-02)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, atari, software, games, ibm, game, lor, spectrum, star wars, screen test, ace rating,...
ACE - Issue 36 (1990-09)(Future Publishing)(GB)
Topics: ace, amiga, games, software, game, atari, rating, computer, graphics, ace rating, mail order,...
Complete ACE Guide To CD-ROM Games, The (19xx)(Future Publishing)(GB)
ACE Diary 1990, The (1990)(Future Publishing)(GB)